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Information Technology

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his latest estimate of the balance of trade in information technology for 1987.

The crude trade deficit (1) in the products of the information technology and electronics industries (2) in the first nine months of 1987, not seasonally adjusted, was £1·7 billion.

  • (1) Imports (cif) less Exports (fob)
  • (2) Activity headings 3301, 3302, 3441, 3442, 3443, 3444, 3453 and 3454 of the Standard Industrial Classification (1980)